Update: As of 12:30 p.m., fewer than 6,000 customers are without power. Approximately 4,200 of these are customers who went out as a result of the storm that began Christmas Day and continued through Boxing Day. An additional 1,800 customers have lost power since then, largely due to high winds; these customers will be restored by 11:30 p.m. tomorrow
NOVA SCOTIA POWER CONTINUES TO WORK AROUND THE CLOCK TO RESTORE POWER TO CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY A MAJOR STORM ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
OVER 150,000 CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN RESTORED AS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING, WHICH IS MORE THAN 95 PER CENT OF AFFECTED CUSTOMERS.
NOVA SCOTIA POWER’S MATT DROVER SAYS THE UTILITY IS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO RESTORE POWER TO ALL CUSTOMERS, AND OVER 700 PEOPLE – INCLUDING CONTRACTOR CREWS FROM NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSIWICK – CONTINUE TO WORK ON RESTORATION EFFORTS ACROSS THE PROVINCE.
NOVA SCOTIA POWER EXPECTS TO HAVE THE VAST MAJORITY OF CUSTOMERS RESTORED BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY. CUSTOMERS WITH DAMAGE TO THEIR METER MAST WILL NEED TO MAKE REPAIRS BEFORE THE UTILITY CAN SAFELY RESTORE POWER. NOVA SCOTIA POWER HAS A LIST OF CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TODAY TO ASSIST CUSTOMERS.
THE UTILITY HAS ALSO OPENED COMFORT CENTRES AT FOUR COMMUNITY DEPOTS IN STELLARTON, CHESTER, KENTVILLE AND SHELBURNE, TO GIVE THOSE CUSTOMERS STILL WITHOUT POWER A PLACE TO WARM UP AND CHARGE THEIR DEVICES. NOVA SCOTIA POWER THANKS CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR PATIENCE WHILE CREWS SAFELY WORK TO RESTORE POWER TO CUSTOMERS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
Source: Media Release